I gave a presentation in
Indianapolis in July at the 2008
biennial conference of the Legal Writing Institute about teaching legal
writing online. My presentation, with the slides in several formats and supporting resources, can be found
I gave a
presentation in New York about laptops in the classroom at the 2008
American Association of Law Schools meeting; it was part of a debate
about whether they should be banned. An overview of my
contribution to this program, together with the slides, can be found
I have created a new page that contains links to all my student
evaluations since I started teaching full time at DU. You will find it
All law schools offer courses in trial advocacy, and DU Law
School is no exception. But most litigation never gets to trial.
Indeed, most litigations live most of their lives in the
discovery phase. During discovery there is an extensive exchange
of information (documents, depositions, etc.) between the
parties, in the hopes that this will lead to settlement, or if
absolutely necessary, at least streamline the trial. This course
focuses on the instruments of discovery: Interrogatories,
Document Requests, Requests for Admissions, Depositions, and
also addresses document management issues. We will pay particular attention
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that govern discovery, and
case law that interpret those rules.
Discovery Practicum is a
course I taught at DU Law as an Adjunct Professor from
1993-1995, and which I revived in the Summer of 2004. The text for this class is Thomson, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender 2010), and is
available in the DU Bookstore, on Amazon, and in several eBook formats at the Lexis Bookstore.
If you would like to know more about me, and need a copy of my CV, you will find it on the
About Me page.